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Is Turkey Safe for a Yoga Holiday?

FARALYA Where Yuva Eco Holiday Centre located is safe. Faralya has never been a touristic place and that is why it cannot be a target for terrorist attacks. It is 1200 kms away from the Syrian border and 1200 kms away from Istanbul. People who visited before they know it is a peaceful area. 

About 36 million people visited Turkey in 2014.  34 million in 2015  and 26 million people visited in the first 10 months of the year 2016. We did host more than 500 people in Yuva Eco Holiday Centre and non of them never encounter a problem. We only work from Dalaman Airport and it is one of the safest airport in the world. 

Do I need a visa for a Yoga Holiday in Turkey?

Turkey has converted to an e-Visa program.  Please visit their website for detailed Visa Information for Foreigners.. It is possible to obtain e-Visa 7/24 at everywhere with internet connection to come to Yuva Eco Holiday Centre. The applicants can obtain their visa after they fill in the necessary information concerning their identity, passport and travel dates and pay visa fee online. If you come for a Yoga Holiday in Turkey You are kindly advised to have a travel document/passport valid for at least 6 months as from the date of your arrival in Turkey. You can pay with Visa / Mastercard. Visitors arriving to Turkey without visas may obtain their e-Visas via interactive kiosks placed in All Turkish airports. 

Can I use my Mobile Phone in Turkey?

In Turkey all GSM providers use simcard phones. So the calls you make from your mobile phone with a domestic plan will cost you lots of money when you call or receive calls from your country. We suggest that you bring an unlocked simcard phone and buy a local pay as you go card from Turkey or buy an international plan before your departure. The mobile phone networks used in Turkey are Vodafone, Turkcell & Avea. You can also download Skype or Viber to your device and use our free Wireless connection at Yuva Eco Holiday Centre to call your country.  

Is it ok to come as single?

In Yuva Eco Holiday Centre we welcome couples and families and many of our guests are single individuals travelling on their own. If you are looking for a spiritual holiday for singles or a retreat for single people Yuva Eco Holiday Centre is the best for you. 

Because Yuva Eco Holiday Centre based on a 48.000 sqm land and the houses are distanced from each other you will both can find the chance to be socialized or to be on your own. It can be a good single retreat idea to come to one of our nourishing retreats.

Is Faralya safe for women?

Yes, female or male, you can wander freely around Faralya village and the local countryside.

The people are overwhelmingly kind, friendly and helpful. Respecting cultural traditions, such as modest attire, helps to keep it this way.

Turkey is a democratic, secular, unitary, constitutional republic with a diverse cultural heritage. The country's official language is Turkish, which is spoken by approximately 85% of the population as their mother tongue. Generally people know the main English words even at village

How much cash should I bring?

If you are coming for a yoga holiday to Yuva Eco Holiday Centre or as a part of a yoga group the average money you will spend except the price of the holiday is GBP 150 - 200.  This amount will be enough for trips, excursions, drinks and the transfers. Local currency in Yuva Eco Holiday Centre is the Turkish Lira. It is advisable to take Sterling cash or Euros. You can obtain some lira in the UK before departure, or on arrival at Dalaman airport. For payment of extras in Turkey we accept GBP, Euros, and TL as cash. 

What will I need during my stay?

We recommend that you bring some personal things which will increase your comfort during your stay. 

  • A torch, with spare batteries (pack this in your hand luggage in case you arrive in the dark)

  • Your personal swimming/beach towel Towels will provided by Yuva if requested

  • Insect repellent: Citronella from a chemist is a natural one, or try your local health-food

shop.  Stop Pic and Walkabout are also good natural brands.  If you are very sensitive to insect bites, then you may wish to take an extra strong repellent (jungle formula), from your local pharmacy. 

  • Good, well worn-in WALKING BOOTS (ideal, and essential for walking holidays). Or comfortable trainers with good gripping soles (the paths around the centre are uneven, mountainous, rocky, rough, steep and can be slippery).

  • A Small day back pack

  • A few clothes pegs

  • Tampons, if required

  • A hat

  • Light, loose, comfortable clothes for yoga.

  • Long trousers and socks for the evenings can help guard against insects

  • A long sleeve shirt or top, for the same reason

  • Warm clothes for the evenings in April and October

  • Sun Screen

  • Sunglasses

  • Suitable beach shoes, or aqua shoes that fit tightly (these can be useful if you wish to swim from the rocky coves).  Can be bought in Ölüdeniz or Fethiye, or off the internet, before you go. 


Optionally, you may also wish to bring:

  •  Your personal mat or blanket for yoga (there are some mats at Yuva Eco Holiday Centre)

  • A mask & snorkel

  • Fins (flippers) 

  • Musical instrument, if you play a portable one ( We do have guitar and percussions)

  • A European electrical adaptor

  • Mobile phone charger

  • A Turkish phrase book/dictionary

  • Game or entertainment to share

  • At night, Faralya has wonderful dark skies. The most useful thing I have found is a gardensolar light, to place near your room. These can be obtained from Homebase, gardencentres etc., for as low as £3.99. You may wish to leave this at Yuva when you depart.

  • Car and bike hire are available.  Sometimes people like to club together and rent a car for a day or two.  If you are a very competent driver, you may wish to bring your driving licence.

Is the water safe to drink?

For safety we do not recommend drinking water from the tap. The Water is coming from mountains and it is natural. There is no problem to use it for washing your teeth or to take shower. 

The fee for drinking water is included in the price. First Water bottle will be provided free of charge and you may fill it up from our water cooler near the kitchen anytime. 

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